We found 123 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist. In Dr. Kolender's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kolender attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary specializes in family medicine and practices in Novi, MI. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Clary completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Clary a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Cukrowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cukrowski studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Yahya F Murad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7071 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Yahya Murad's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Murad honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6330 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 110
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver is an allergist and immunologist in West Bloomfield, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Tulin-Silver graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is especially interested in drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulin-Silver accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Musib Shafik Gappy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
27970 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 1
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Musib Gappy specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and preventive care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gappy completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Gappy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Silvana Putrous Younan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27970 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Silvana Younan is a Farmington, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Younan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Her areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert S Michaels, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 301
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Robert Michaels practices adult nephrology. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Michaels's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Michaels attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sircus speaks French. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sircus accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard Maurice Brown, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
27774 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Richard Brown's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Brown is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram

Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W. Twelve Mile Road; Suite #170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, brain problems, and neurological disorders. Dr. Eilender's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eilender completed residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brain Problems, Neurological Disorders

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27970 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 1
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Iyad Alosachie's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Alosachie attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. In Dr. Alosachie's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alosachie (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and French. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Derek Adam Einhorn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Derek Einhorn's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He has a special interest in newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Einhorn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Einhorn has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya is an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eliya takes. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Paul Lebeis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 220
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mark Lebeis practices adult cardiology in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. In his practice, Dr. Lebeis focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Lebeis is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Michael Howard Piper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Piper is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Warren, MI, Southfield, MI, and Farmington, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Piper focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Piper is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Piper takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.